R&B

Beyoncé’s new era has officially launched. The 28x Grammy-winning singer has released her new single “Break My Soul.” It’s the lead track from her upcoming album, Renaissance. “Break My Soul,” co-produced by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, is a house-meets-bounce groove that flawlessly samples Robin S.’s 1990 classic “Show Me Love,” paired with the Queen of Bounce
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Beyoncé has quietly announced her new single “Break My Soul” drops at midnight (June 21). The music icon shared the news by updating her Instagram and Twitter bios with “6.ㅤ ㅤ BREAK MY SOUL ㅤ midnight ET.” “Break My Soul,” co-written by The-Dream, is the lead single from Beyoncé’s seventh album, Renaissance. It appears that the song
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Brent Faiyaz is gearing up to release a new album later this year. The sophomore album from the Maryland native is titled Wasteland and serves as the proper follow-up to 2017’s Sonder Son.  The official release date of Wasteland is unknown. However, Faiyaz did share its tracklist, features and artwork. Executive produced by Jonathan “Freeze”
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A new Verzuz event has been announced, and it’s being dubbed “A Night of R&B.” Entering the ring as headliners are Mario and Omarion. The two R&B gents, who made breakthroughs in the mid-2000s, will run through their hits and fan favorites on Thursday, June 23, at 9 p.m. ET. The upcoming Verzuz card also
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The 2022 Something in the Water Festival is taking place June 17-June 19 in Washington, D.C. For those unable to attend, Amazon Music is streaming the festival live on its Twitch account. The three-day festival features performances by R&B acts such as Usher, Ashanti (with Ja Rule), 6LACK, Chloe x Halle, Jon Batiste, Lucky Daye,
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Elhae celebrates Black Music Month, citing R&B legend Joe as inspiration for his new single “Know.” The North Dakota native gave way to its influence on his Instagram Stories, also mentioning the involvement of heavyweight producer Eric Hudson (Mary J. Blige, John Legend).  Making usage of Joe’s 1999 classic “I Wanna Know,” Elhae’s sentimental tune
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Xavier Omär reunites with his close friend and producer Sango for his new song “Tarantino.” It marks their second pairing of the year but the first with Omär as the lead artist since 2020.  “Tarantino” is stitched with a shuffling drum pattern and spacious yet vibrant coating that supports his slick talk. He isn’t necessarily
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It’s Ne-Yo season. The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter has announced his eighth album, Self Explanatory, releases July 15 via Motown Records.  The 13-track LP will include Ne-Yo’s previously released tracks “U 2 Luv” with Jeremih, “Stay Down” featuring BLEU (formerly known as Yung Bleu), “Don’t Love Me,” “What If” and his latest tune “You Got The Body.”
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Beyoncé has announced act one of her new project, Renaissance, will release Friday, July 29 on Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records.  Renaissance will include 16 tracks. It’s unknown if there are any features. According to Beyoncé’s website, box sets are available for pre-order starting at $39.99. The album is also available for pre-save/pre-add. The Sun reports Beyoncé is
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Last month, Chlöe Bailey hosted an Instagram Live listening session to get her fans’ input on her next single. There were three options, including “For the Night,” “Cheat Back” and “Surprise.” Today, the 23-year-old singer has announced her selection: “Surprise.”  Chlöe also shared the official artwork for the single to accompany her announcement. The cover
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Jade Novah is joining the summer tour mix. The multifaceted entertainer has announced dates for her Moon in Pisces Tour. The 14-date trek kicks off on Aug. 4 at Songbyrd in Washington, D.C. Novah will also perform in other major cities, including Boston, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Houston, before concluding in Charleston, South Carolina on
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Jacob Banks has named a new lead single from his forthcoming album Lies About The War. “By Design (Evel Knievel)” overrides his previously first single, “Just When I Thought.” Here, Banks’ hearty vocals give the song character, while its production choice draws memory of traditional soul. “‘By Design’ is about the novelty of youth, before
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SZA had a breakout year in 2017 with Ctrl, her landmark debut album that referenced a buffet of genres and attributed to R&B’s progressive escalation. She covered sensitive themes that reflected her experience as a young Black woman finding her way through life and love of some form. Had SZA been in control, as the
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